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  • Published: 17 August 2021
  • ISBN: 9781784876883
  • Imprint: Vintage Classics
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 432
  • RRP: $22.99

Selected Stories




Covering the first half of Nobel Prize winner Alice Munro's career, these are some of the best, most touching and powerful short stories ever written

Covering the first half of Nobel Prize winner Alice Munro's career, these are some of the best, most touching and powerful short stories ever written

This first-ever selection of Alice Munro's stories sums up her genius. Her territory is the secrets that cackle beneath the façade of everyday lives, the pain and promises, loves and fears of apparently ordinary men and women whom she renders extraordinary and unforgettable.

This volume brings together the best of Munro's stories, from 1968 through to 1994. The second selected volume of her stories, 1995-2009 is also published by Vintage Classics.

  • Published: 17 August 2021
  • ISBN: 9781784876883
  • Imprint: Vintage Classics
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 432
  • RRP: $22.99

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Praise for Selected Stories

Munro is a great realist, and her powers come from her sense of the way in which communities - especially small, socially anxious, limited ones - construct and guard their reality.

James Wood, London Review of Books

Stories that mirror reality -- in all its erratic unpredictability -- so convincingly that you can almost forget the skill with which they're created

Daily Mail

In these stories, fiction saves lives. Imagination kills. Tales break bones

New Statesman

One of the most esteemed writers in the world....Few writers capture the moral ambiguities, murkiness, messiness - and joy - of relationships with as much empathy and grace as Munro

Guardian

The Great One

Jonathan Franzen

Her work is practically perfect. Any writer has to gawk when reading her because her work is very subtle and precise

Jane Smiley

The best short story writer alive... Munro can pack more into one of her stories - more subtlety, more grace, more tender twists of the human heart - than many novelists do in a lifetime's oeuvre

Independent

Alice Munro! Now that's writing

Margaret Atwood

One of the world's best living short-story writers...say that she has made the short story her own and reinvigorated it somehow falls short - she has reinvented it

Observer

Munro's stories enact what can only be called a sort of magic

Ali Smith

Munro can be harrowing to read; she can make your gums tingle, make you moan, or make you cry...really, who could be better?

Evening Standard

Munro is a great realist, and her powers come from her sense of the way in which communities - especially small, socially anxious, limited ones - construct and guard their reality.

James Wood, London Review of Books

Munro is a great realist, and her powers come from her sense of the way in which communities - especially small, socially anxious, limited ones - construct and guard their reality.

James Wood, London Review of Books

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